Eating Goober Peas

Warfare today in the Middle East is not nation state against nation state, it is militia against militia, where militia is defined as an ad hoc group of men who join the fight for the fun of it or even for ideological reasons. ISIS is a militia organization, mostly untrained civilians itching to kill somebody, preferably an infidel. For most of history militaries were militia based, meaning civilians subject to call-up by the king or prince to serve in a campaign. There were militia units in the American Civil War, where even poor Southern farm boys knew the peanut was a legume, not a nut, and so, thanks to the Georgia Militia, they sang, Eating Goober Peas. (With new lyrics by yours truly.)

Marching twenty miles a day
And never take our ease
With naught to eat along the way
Just some sweet goober peas
We camp at night among the trees
Look for Georgia militias
And hope them boys have got some peas
My goodness how delicious
Eating goober peas

Chorus: (Original lyrics)

Peas, peas, peas, peas
Eating goober peas
Goodness how delicious
Eating goober peas

You don’t hear them ISIS guys
Singing words like these
Or singing as they march along
Eating goober peas

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